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P&O Cruises Iona
Date 2nd Jan 23
Nights 12 Nights
1
Southampton, UK
Arrive in Southampton and board Iona for your twelve night cruise.
2-4
At Sea
5
Gibraltar
Gibraltar is a vibrant slice of Britain at the heart of the sunny Mediterranean. From its helmet-wearing policemen and fish and chips to familiar stores such as Marks & Spencer, this place truly feels like home. Take a cable car up to Europa Point to meet the famous Barbary macaque tailless monkeys and admire all of Gibraltar. Explore the labyrinth of the Great Siege Tunnels and St Michael's Cave inside The Rock. Enjoy a stroll to the Moorish Castle or discover the 100 Ton Gun at the Napier Magdala Battery beside Rosia Bay. Indulge in VAT-free shopping on Main Street and uncover local artisan shops and Gibraltar Crystal Factory on Casemates Square.
6
Alicante, Spain
The vibrant port city of Alicante sits on Spain’s south eastern Costa Blanca. Alicante is renowned for its perfect balance of old and new with its picturesque architecture and exciting nightlife scene. Stroll through the historic old town of Barrio de le Santa Cruz. Take in the breath-taking views as you walk up Alicante's famous Mount Benacantil. Visit the Medieval Santa Barbara Castle and gaze in awe at the sweeping Mediterranean Sea views. Journey back in time and experience Spanish art in the 18th century at Museo de Bellas Artes Gravina. Spend a few hours sunbathing on the gorgeous beach of Playa del Postiguet or pay a visit to Alicante’s picturesque marina.
7
Barcelona, Spain
Barcelona is one of the most famous cities in the world. Located between the gleaming Mediterranean Sea and the Serra de Collserola hills, this cosmopolitan Spanish city is known for its diverse art and architecture. Walk the iconic Las Ramblas promenade and see quirky street entertainers or stop for a coffee at a pavement cafe. View some of Antoni Gaudi's most famous works including the Sagrada Família Church and the mosaic wall in Park Güell. Explore the winding streets of the Gothic quarter and sample tapas in a traditional bar or relax in the city's biggest green space — Park Ciutadel.
8
At Sea
9
Cadiz, Spain
Situated on the east coast of Spain, Valencia blends history and culture with innovation and modernity. Although 4km from the port, the Plaza del Ayuntamiento is the central square and affords easy access to the city's many attractions. From the museums and art galleries to the famous cafes, bars and restaurants of Barrio del Carmen, there’s plenty of Spanish heritage to soak up in the old quarter of the city. At the other end of the spectrum, the City of Arts and Sciences is Valencia’s most prominent landmark and brings futuristic architecture and contemporary facilities to the heart of the city.
10
Lisbon, Portugal
Spread across seven hills on the shores of River Tagus is Portugal's capital city, Lisbon. Pavement cafes, bustling squares and serene gardens sit alongside palaces, bridges and castles in this waterside city. Immerse yourself in culture at Calouste Gulbenkian Museum and National Museum of Contemporary Art, or enjoy the colourful marine life at Oceanarium. Take a vintage tram ride through the city's cobbled streets, admiring Jerónimos Monastery and Belém Tower on the way. Haggle for bargains at the lively Thieves Market, or explore designer shops on Rua do Carmo, Rua Garrett and Avenida da Liberdade. Venture further afield and discover the fairytale places and ornate villas in Sintra or go dolphin-watching in Setúbal.
11-12
At Sea
Seville is situated in the south-western region of Spain; 60km north along the Guadalquivir River. The highlight of Seville is certainly its culture and heritage, which can be seen in the gothic architecture still prevalent throughout the city. Various landmarks are dotted throughout, such as the Giralda Bell Tower. Visit the royal palace Alcázar of Seville or the Plaza de Espana; a plaza built in 1928 for the World Exposition. Head to the narrow streets in the Santa Cruz quarter to discover various shops that sell bespoke, traditional goods, as well as restaurants that serve a variety of local dishes.
13
Southampton, UK
Today your cruise comes to an end. Disembark and make your way home.
Hays Extras
Hays Extras
  • £74pp low deposit followed by 17 monthly direct payments of £23pp
  • Travel insurance from £37pp
  • Tips included
  • Family Friendly
Why Book
Why Book
  • Alicante is renowned for its perfect balance of old and new with its picturesque architecture and exciting nightlife scene
  • Take a cable car up to Europa Point to meet the famous Barbary macaque tailless monkeys and admire all of Gibraltar
  • Explore the high-end shops and off-the-wall boutiques at Passeig de Gracia in Barcelona, Spain

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Iona
Overview
Iona is designed to bring the outside in. Through innovative design and unique spaces, she connects you with the sea, sky and shoreline. Iona’s SkyDome – the first of its kind in the cruise industry – is one such space. With its glass dome roof and spacious layout, it’s flooded with natural light. It offers a relaxed, poolside environment by day, with tantalising dining and drinking options; come evening, the space seamlessly transitions into a must-visit entertainment venue, showcasing spectacular aerialist performances and playing host to party nights under the stars. It’s a fun and welcoming space for families, offering laid-back dining, exciting entertainment, a swimming pool and room to roam. SkyDome on Iona is the place to be for relaxation, effortless dining and brilliant entertainment – day or night, whatever the weather.
Iona
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Food & Drink

Choose from over 15 places to eat to suit all appetites and occasions, 8 speciality restaurants and more than 6 places to have breakfast.

Entertainment

Why not relax on deck to soothing sounds from our live musicians, catch a singer in the theatre, stumble upon a busker, party the night away at The Club House, or embrace the air guitar with our epic rock night in SkyDome? Or perhaps for the ultimate nostalgic evening, take in the sunset views to the tune of a live pianist in panoramic Crow's Nest. The soundtrack to your holiday is unlimited.

In between live music, theatre productions, movie blockbusters and more, how about a spot of rib-tickling comedy? You’ll find something for everyone on a P&O Cruises holiday. From family-friendly to adult-only content, all ages can enjoy our comedy shows. Guest comedians step on board to take to the stage and make you laugh. While world-class tribute acts dazzle with such impressive vocals, you won’t believe it isn’t the real deal!

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Health & Fitness

Choose from 18 whirlpools and 4 swimming pools (three outside and one inside).

Kids & Teens

Run by a team of passionate and dedicated professionals, The Reef provides a perfect environment for our younger travellers to create their own holiday memories. For toddlers to teens, we’ve soft play, imaginative spaces and high-energy activities plus gaming, DJ equipment and arts and crafts. There's also action-packed outdoor spaces including a climbing wall, football court and splash zone to keep them cool on a hot day. Pre-registration is essential.

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Terms & Conditions
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